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FL Surgeon General Declares Public Health Emergency Over Hepatitis A

first_imgFlorida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees declared a Public Health Emergency on Thursday to address the continued increase in Hepatitis A cases.He states, “I am declaring this Public Health Emergency as a proactive step to appropriately alert the public to this serious illness and prevent further spread of Hepatitis A in our state. The best way to prevent hepatitis A is through vaccination.”Rivkees continues, “It is important that we vaccinate as many high-risk individuals as possible in order to achieve herd immunity. I will continue to work with Governor DeSantis and Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez to take proactive steps to protect the health of Florida’s residents and visitors.”The current breakdown of Hepatitis A cases is:Palm Beach: 45Martin: 32St. Lucie: 26Indian River: 4Okeechobee: 7The Florida Department of Health says that Hepatitis A is caused by a contagious virus that infects the liver and could lead to serious problems.Symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.Officials encourage anyone with questions or concerns to call the state’s Hepatitis A hotline at: (844) 225-5364.last_img read more

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Other Sports Pro Kabaddi League: Dabang Delhi Beat Patna Pirates 43-39

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Jaipur : Dabang Delhi produced a stellar comeback to beat Patna Pirates 43-39 in a Pro Kabaddi League match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Thursday.Naveen Kumar and Vijay secured Super 10s for the Delhi side who moved back to the top of the points table after the victory.Patna will only have themselves to blame for the loss after having dominated the match for most parts.Pardeep Narwal once again impressed with a Super 10 (19 points) for the Pirates but a blunder in the defence by three-time champions Patna allowed Delhi’s Vijay to clinch 5 points in a raid and come back in the match.Considering the quality of raiders on both the sides of the mat, it wasn’t surprising to see both the defences take a cautious approach in the early minutes of the encounter.When they did try, they failed as Pardeep Narwal and Naveen Kumar made the match all about themselves.But Chandan Ranjit, Delhi’s secondary raider, picked up important points in the background, and the pressure finally told when in the 11th minute Vijay pulled off a stellar block on Patna’s Pardeep to sway the balance towards the Delhi side.Pardeep’s time away from the mat is usually the make-or-break factor for the Patna team this season but despite the star spending most a large time away (8 minutes 25 seconds) from the action, the team kept pace with the Delhi side, with HadiOshtorak marshalling the defence.The first half ended with no All-Outs and points even at 13-13.The Delhi side started the second half with a Super Tackle on Pardeep but that was perhaps their only positive move in the next minutes as Patna unleashed the beast in them.Quick raids fetched them an All-Out in the fourth minute of the half after which Pardeep steamrolled through a hapless Delhi defence.The superstar picked another Super 10, and three-point Super Raid in the 8th minute of the half, as Patna pushed for another All-Out.They got their second All-Out with six minutes remaining to move to a six-point lead. ‘Record breaker’ Pardeep also became the first raider to hit 1100 points in Pro Kabaddi League history with his efforts.But a raid by Delhi’s Vijay, with slightly more than 3 minutes left in the match, turned things around once again.He secured a bonus point and four touch points to cut down Patna’s lead to a single point.Delhi clinched the all-important All-Out with two minutes left in the match to open a lead which their defenders helped maintain.last_img read more